Song Lyric Sunday: Duets – ‘Sunshine on Leith’

The Proclaimers – twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid – are arguably a Scottish national institution. It is, for example, an iron rule that any evening wedding ‘do’ that takes place in Scotland must end with ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. This lovely song is a nod towards their birthplace of Leith – once the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Football (apparently) – ‘End Of The Night’

I originally categorised the overall overall theme for Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge this week’s as ‘Aspects’: the key words are ‘bottom’, ‘end’, ‘middle’, ‘side’ and ‘top’. Although it seems it refers to Football terms. I had not spotted that, I must say. My immediate thought was ‘The End’ by The Doors, but I’ve used…

Song Lyric Sunday: La – ‘Joan of Arc’

Even a great wordsmith like Leonard Cohen sometimes ran out of things to say – especially when in want of a chorus. ‘Joan of Arc’ is the final track on ‘Songs of Love and Hate’. With this dialogue between Joan and the fire which is to burn her at the stake it is, in my…

Song Lyric Sunday: Yuletide – ‘Last Christmas’

Appropriately enough for the time of year, Jim has selected a yuletide theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. One of the truly worst aspects of `Christmas shopping is being subjected to the ceaseless barrage of a comparatively short playlist of ‘Christmas classics’. This song by Wham! is one of the few that doesn’t make…